'Blair Witch' director and Bobcat Goldthwait take films to Toronto
"The Blair Witch Project" director Edwardo Sanchez will debut his new film, "Lovely Molly," about a newlywed who returns to her long-abandoned home. And stand-up comedian Bobcat Goldthwait will unveil "God Bless America," a film he wrote and directed about a lonely man who, with the help of a 16-year-old girl, decides to kill the most repellent members of society.
Japanese cult director Katsuhito Ishii ("Funky Forest") will world-premiere his movie "Smuggler," a film about a broke, 25-year-old gambler who is recruited as a mule, only to trigger the rage of a psychotic gangster. French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo who first came to Toronto in 2007 with the hit "A L'interieur," are back with "Livid," a twisted gothic nightmare centered on a young woman and her friends who break into a decrepit mansion looking for treasure.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 8-18.
-- Nicole Sperling
Photo: Bobcat Goldthwait. Credit: Leslie Slavin